Andi McNeal is Vice President of Research with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, a membership association serving more than 90,000 anti-fraud professionals globally. As a CFE, she specializes in fraud prevention, detection and investigation, education and training, research and analysis, corporate culture and leadership, and association management. Andi discusses the ACFE’s 2022 Report to the Nations and its insights on occupational fraud. Download the report here!
The ACFE’s study focuses on occupational fraud, Andi shares. They were not attempting to get a snapshot of every type of fraud that occurs – only cases perpetrated by employees against the organizations they worked for, specifically between 2020 and 2021. In the 2100 cases they observed, over $3.6 billion was calculated in losses, which is just a small portion of the fraud committed globally. Fraud isn’t an accounting problem, it’s a human problem.